A long while ago, John Scalzi wrote a blog called “Teching the Tech” that dealt with Ron Moore’s lack of scientific know-how when scripting Star Trek: The Next Generation and how that as he works on Stargate Universe, getting the science to be remotely plausible is a priority. He says, I’m not going to say… Continue reading Writing my Novel: Teching the Tech
Scalzi did so with his latest blog pointing out that the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency is now accepting unsolicited manuscripts from SF/F writers. Even new, unpublished writers like me. Their typical submission policy says they want 50 pages of the manuscript to read, and their new call mentions 3 chapters. Either way, I’m good to… Continue reading Writing my Novel: John Scalzi Just Gave Me a Swift Kick in the Butt
Maybe I should have titled this series “I’m about to be Writing my Novel.” That might have been more truthful. As it stands, since I started and got all gung-ho about finalizing the decision of which manuscript to finish, I haven’t written a single word of the actual novel’s text. But that’s okay, remember? We… Continue reading Writing my Novel: Procrastination
Last week, I wrote about the writing bug that bit me. Now, I’ve decided to write a novel. And it was in no small part due to the overwhelming response I got from readers and fellow bloggers who share my passion. So thank you. Over the next year or so, I plan to have a… Continue reading Writing My Novel: Outlining?
Every now and again, the writing bug bites me. Not the variety where I publish 7+ blogs in a week or the kind where I go on a mad dash and get my blog stockpile up enough to last me through Christmas or the kind where I sit up all night trying to get that… Continue reading Writing My Novel: Becoming a Real Writer and Why the Internet Says I Can’t